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My spleen was removed, am I more likely to get sepsis if I catch haemophilus influenza?

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Dr. William Walsh
Addiction Medicine
7 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

It is an encapsulated bacterium, and you are at higher risk.

In brief: Yes

It is an encapsulated bacterium, and you are at higher risk.
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Dr. William Walsh
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Dr. Larry Lutwick
Internal Medicine - Infectious Disease
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sort of.

Streptococcus pneumonaie is far and away the most common cause of sepsis after splenectomy.
H. Flu occurs but most adults are immune and most children are immunized.

In brief: Sort of.

Streptococcus pneumonaie is far and away the most common cause of sepsis after splenectomy.
H. Flu occurs but most adults are immune and most children are immunized.
Dr. Larry Lutwick
Dr. Larry Lutwick
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